OUR FIRM IS OPEN AND WE ARE WORKING!
As the situation with COVID-19 continues to develop and evolve, the safety, health and well-being of our clients and our team is extremely important to us. We are watching for the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and international medical experts to learn how we can best manage our facility and our clients.
We would like to reassure you that The Law Office of Lisa A. Vance, P.C. will continue to be available to provide services to all of our clients. Our doors are open; we have lawyers and paralegals on site and until we are instructed differently, we will work here, and electronically. Below is a list of FAQs regarding our response and commitment to you during COVID-19.
Can I even have a consultation with my lawyer remotely?
Yes, The Office of Lisa A. Vance, P.C. has a comprehensive remote working capability and all of our lawyers and paralegals are equipped to work securely from home. Whilst you are welcome to come here, we also have multiple videoconferencing options; please contact your attorney for the platform that works best for you.
Will my lawyer be available to answer questions and work on my case?
Yes, we are open, and your legal matters will continue to receive our attention. You can come in for a conference, or email, call, or videoconference with your lawyer during this time.
How are court hearings and appointments affected?
The Texas courts are adjusting regular operations and most non-emergency hearings are being rescheduled. There are cases that will not be brought to a judge for a while. “Essential Matters” will, however, be heard. Those that cannot go to court are, nonetheless, being handled with electronic solutions and we will be able to seek judicial protection where needed. Here is the link to the most current Bexar county orders: https://www.bexar.org/DocumentCenter/View/26055/Special-Order-726928--Presiding-Civil-District-Court-and-Jury-Monitoring-Court?bidId=
Most other counties have issued similar protocol. Please speak with your attorney to assess what this will mean for your case.
Can I consult with a lawyer about a new family law or divorce matter?
Yes, we have office staff working at our office and remotely to ensure continuity in our business. For information about a family law or divorce matter, please call our office or complete the Request a Consultation Form.
Your family law matters remain our top concern and we are not going to permit this pandemic to take priority over your needs. We will remain confident, alert and prepared.
We wish you and your family well as we work through this difficult situation together.
With warm regards,
Lisa A Vance
Why a Pitbull Divorce Lawyer Can be the Pits
Let’s say you’ve found a lawyer who boasts about being a pitbull. This lawyer will fight for you in court, promises to win, and promises to stick it to your spouse in the process.
In the moment, that might sound great—but before you sign on with a pitbull divorce lawyer, let’s talk about what that means.
Because you’re preparing for a court fight, you’re bypassing any negotiation that might be possible. You’re immediately in an adversarial position with your spouse, and if you have children together, you’re damaging the co-parenting relationship you’ll continue to have long after the divorce is over.
Because you’re going to court, you’re automatically on the court’s schedule. The judge won’t check with you to see if the date chosen works for you—it’ll just be chosen, and you’ll have to take however long it takes for your pitbull lawyer to fight it out against your spouse’s lawyer.
Settling a divorce in court can also cost quite a bit of money. The “fighting” that a pitbull lawyer does on the way to court and in court won’t come cheaply.
And then, at the end of the proceedings, the judge will decide. If your lawyer’s done a good job for you, you might win everything you wanted. But you may also end up splitting assets with your spouse, being forced to sell the family home and divide whatever profits come from that, and get stuck with a custody schedule that inconveniences both parents and children.
Some cases do require court, and some situations make fighting for sole custody a good idea for your children. But meeting with us will help you realistically assess the best strategy, whether it’s fighting or negotiating.